leadership characteristics

How Do You Feel About Your Job?

Elise Margol

I recently had my year-end review discussion with our leader. During it, she asked me to rate my job on a scale of 1-10. Jeez… Nobody had ever asked me that before, and I wasn’t sure whether to be truthful. After a brief hesitation, I gave her my honest answer. She then asked me what […]

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I’m a New Manager! Now What?

Darrell Burke

I’ve had the opportunity to observe and coach new managers in a variety of functions. Whether it’s a new sales manager, operations manager, or technical manager, I seem to get the same question: I’m a new manager! Now what do I do? The interesting thing about this question is that many of these new managers […]

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Six Checkpoints to Boost Leadership Breakthroughs

Amy Fox

When was the last time you had a breakthrough? When have you overcome a large obstacle or made an important discovery that pushed you to a new level? Breakthroughs are what give leaders an edge—what separates them from the norm. But breakthroughs don’t just happen. Even the most successful leaders can miss opportunities for breakthroughs, […]

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Three Leadership Strategies for Winning Hearts and Minds

Amy Fox

John Maxwell once said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” So what does that tell us? Most organizations have an impressive catalog of leadership training offerings, but what we at Accelerated Business Results (ABR) have experienced is that strong leadership in today’s market is about getting real—engaging […]

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Stay in the Know: How Authentic Are YOU?

Elise Margol

Today the ABR blog is helping you “stay in the know” by sharing an article that we found interesting. We think you will too. Born and raised in the South, I’m allowed to say this…Southerners are notorious for saying one thing but meaning another, mostly to protect others’ feelings. We’re taught to be prim and […]

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Stay in the Know: Leaders Need to Get Real

Elise Margol

Today the ABR blog is helping you “stay in the know” by sharing an article we came across that we found interesting. We think you will too. How do you engage with your teams? Do your teams know the “real” you? Sometimes leaders tend to focus on what they’re supposed to be and do for […]

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Stay in the Know: The Six Deadly Sins of Leadership

Amy Fox

Today the ABR blog is helping you “stay in the know” by sharing an article we came across that we found interesting. We think you will too. I recently saw this adaption of a Jack Welch lecture that was featured on LinkedIn in late March. I think it’s awesome! The Six Deadly Sins of Leadership […]

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Who Are the Teachers in Your Life?

Elise Margol

I spent the weekend with my children organizing holiday gifts for their teachers as tokens of our gratitude. However, what started as a small list seemed to grow exponentially as the weekend progressed. When I had originally thought of teachers, I was thinking the science teacher, the math teacher, etc. But my son son asked, […]

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How Do Leaders Care for the Temperature of Their Relationships?

Elise Margol

Have you ever thought about how your relationships with people impact your ability to meet your goals, both personal and professional? Sometimes it’s all about the relationship two people have with one another and nothing to do with knowledge or skill. Think about it. Can you buy a car from someone you just don’t like? […]

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Leader or Manager—Which Are You?

Amy Evans

This is a question that many have asked and many books have been written on the subject. As 2011 comes to an end, I am pondering this question yet again. To get a better handle on it, I decided to look up the definitions of these two terms.

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Four Ways to Demonstrate Authentic Leadership

In this video blog, Accelerated Business Results President Amy Fox shares four simple ways that leaders can exhibit real, genuine leadership on a day-to-day basis.

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Get Real: Three Leadership Strategies to Win Hearts and Minds

Amy Fox

John Maxwell once said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” So what does that tell us? Most organizations have an impressive catalog of leadership training offerings, but what we at ABR have experienced is that leadership development in today’s market is about getting real—engaging with employees and demonstrating authentic leadership.

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Three Key Traits That Today’s Leaders Need

In this video blog, Amy Evans shares three traits that are beneficial for leaders today: agility, the ability to permeate, and contentment.

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